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Bear Trap Inn

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Bar, Pub, American
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6453 Nys Route 30, 1 Mi. West of Town, Indian Lake, NY 12842-2024
+1 518-648-5341
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Every time we ride Moose River Plains, we stop at the Bear Trap for the BEST burger and a warm up at the Fire. Our first time there we didn't expect much but we couldn't wait to go back the next winter!

Thank Lisa C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place can range from quiet, local hangout to a raucous all night dance on the tables full blown party. You never know what your going to get. Worth checking out.

1 Thank danrice518
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Expectations we're exactly sky high walking through the door but we were told the place had decent pub food. Pub food - that is it and nearly all of it is fried. Shrimp basket, chicken fingers, chicken wings, onion wings,....you get the idea. I got the shrimp basket and an appetizer of wings. I'll just say this, all the food... More 

Thank Upst8ny_traveler
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I asked for chicken tenders and fries. I got some deep, deep fried something that may have been chicken but all I could taste was lard. And the french fries were deep fried in the same oil. I think everything is--it also tasted vaguely fish as though one oil served for all. In addition the bar area was very loud.... More 

Thank bookcrazie
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

If you are looking to get a good burger and fries or another standard bar food item, then this is the place. Simple, clean, and fast service. Don't let the outside keep you from going in.

3 Thank JohnCChar
Indian Lake, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

If you're looking for a small town local bar you've arrived. Here is your information central! Ask anything you'll get the answer for it all. Feel at home, come casual and leave the attitude outside you'll have a great time and want to come back.

1 Thank Gwen M
oneida NY
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

When you go to Indian Lake before or after the main season, you have 2 choices...Bear Trap, or the Indian Lake Restaurant. Both are good, but very different in terms of food. For great burgers, fries, etc.Bear Trap wins. VERY CASUAL! Leave the tiara at home! Everything seems to be home cooked, and my husband says the lasagna is better... More 

1 Thank optix10
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

You won't find fancy stuff here or an extensive menu but the homemade lasagna is great . The bar is small and friendly .

1 Thank gidtanner
Indian Lake, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Don't judge the book by the cover......this establishment may not look like much from the outside but the food will suprise you! All homemade, the burgers are big and juicy....not those premade burgers.

2 Thank MzMac863

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6453 Nys Route 30, 1 Mi. West of Town, Indian Lake, NY 12842-2024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Indian Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-648-5341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?